Thousands are expected for Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers with the Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner are preparing 3,000 meals. The dinner is free and will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: November 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm •  Published: November 21, 2012
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“This is as much for the people who volunteer as it is for those who partake in the meal,” Laska said.

Volunteers cooking the food at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday had filled half of a 40-foot refrigerated truck with prepared food. The truck, donated by U.S. Foods, will be moved to UCO, where the food will be served.

Other churches participating are St. John the Baptist Catholic, Southern Hills Christian, First United Methodist and New Covenant United Methodist.

The food is donated. Citizen's Bank of Edmond this year donated more than 100 turkeys.

“After the meal, all the equipment has to be moved back to storage before the end of Friday,” Laske said. “We need more young families to volunteer. This is rewarding but becoming physically more than we can handle.”

People who cannot leave their homes can call 341-3602, ext. 130, to arrange for delivery.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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